What We Do Program and Advocacy

The WG-USA priority issues and the subsequent program for action and advocacy relate to its mission on a variety of women’s issues that focus on raising awareness about human trafficking, access to safe education for women and girls in the international sphere and violence against women. WG-USA also provides its members with opportunities to influence U.S. federal legislation, specifically as it relates to our mission, programs and advocacy goals.

Ratification of  CEDAW

Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

WG-USA has adopted CEDAW as its framework for action and works toward achieving its ratification by the United States, one of a handful of nations that has not ratified this important document. The absence of its total support undermines its final ratification and leads to the unwillingness, on the part of other nations, to address problems that women face worldwide. Read more… 

WG-USA and Peace

WG-USA focuses on the United States Action Plan for Implementing UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and emphasizes non-violent efforts as a solution to conflict resolution. Read more….

WG-USA and the United Nations

WG-USA, by its membership in Graduate Women International, provides opportunities for member participation on a variety of issues. These involve United Nations (UN) Agreements, UN Conventions and Declarations and UN policy discussions relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda and the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing +20).

Each year WG-USA participates at the UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City. Read more…